Patents by Inventor Edmund Lochbihler

Edmund Lochbihler has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5769456
    Abstract: A safety belt carrier unit for mounting on a vehicle anchorage has a carrier unit and functional parts of a safety belt system connected to the carrier unit, wherein at least one of said functional parts is displaceable relative to the carrier unit. Upon mounting the carrier unit on the vehicle anchorage, the at least one functional part becomes operatively connected to the vehicle anchorage upon displacement relative to the carrier unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Alois Juchem, Andreas Bissinger, Edmund Lochbihler, Ralf Glassner, Marcus Piege, Dieter Schaper
  • Patent number: 5044575
    Abstract: A belt clamping apparatus is provided for a seat belt system comprising a belt retractor and a device which is controlled by at least one acceleration sensor and serves to lock gears which are connected to the reel shaft of the belt retractor. The clamping apparatus comprises a clamping wedge, which is guided on a sliding surface that is fixed to a housing to move parallel to a back-pressure plate which is fixed to the housing, and together with the clamping wedge defines a gap for the passage of the belt, and an actuating member, which is movable by the locking device and displaces the clamping wedge to its clamping position. The actuating member is rotatably connected at one end to the housing and is pivoted at its other end to the clamping wedge, when the belt is being extracted further after the gears have been blocked by the actuating member in response to the movement of the reel shaft and imparts a translational movement to the clamping wedge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Autoliv-Kolb GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Walter Knabel, Josef Mayer, Walter Notar, Edmund Lochbihler
  • Patent number: 4687253
    Abstract: In a safety-belt system comprising a winding and locking mechanism, a clamping device is provided which carries out a clamping of the safety-belt outside the reel winding, wherein this clamping effect is caused by a lifting motion of the winding and locking mechanism or of a part thereof and is fastened by suitable means so that the load-bearing clamping organ comes to engage with its entire clamping surface on the belt and the approach of the clamping surface to the belt is synchronized. According to the invention clamping readiness of the clamping organ is begun on every vehicle deceleration of more than 0.45 g and on every belt withdrawal acceleration of more than 1.5 g. The belt winder contains, apart from the driving spring and the winding shaft, only the sensor and control mechanism, and does not require any separate locking elements in order to cause preblocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: Britax-Kolb GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hans-Hellmut Ernst, Edmund Lochbihler